Andre Roberts Fantasy News

RG3 starting to look like his old self
Thursday, April 17, 2014, 10:53am

Washington Post - [Full Article]

A couple days back, Santana Moss appeared on a podcast with ESPN’s John Clayton, and the topic of Robert Griffin III’s health came up. Clayton asked for a status report.

“He looks more comfortable, because he don’t have to worry about that brace,” Moss said. “I think the brace was the big discomfort last year. You know, he’s a young guy with those fiery legs that want to do so much, and that brace probably gave him a little pinch in the behind, because he couldn’t do the things that he was normally accustomed to doing. You can already see, when we’re out there in conditioning and stuff, he’s running around, looking like the old Robert Griffin.”

Which reminded me that Chris Cooley recently hit a local field with Griffin, and had a similarly rave review. This was before Griffin was permitted to work out with his teammates at Redskins Park; Cooley instead took the QB to his own gym, Lifetime Fitness near Ashburn. The men took turns running routes and throwing passes to each other.

“It’s unbelievable,” Cooley reported. “He’s another person right now. I was like, ‘you’re running unbelievably well.’ It was silly to watch….When you watch him run, you’re like ‘You’re a freak. You’re seriously a freak.’ ”

Fantasy Impact:

Griffin is a bounce back candidate now that he's another year removed from his ACL surgery and is able to discard the knee brace which obviously limited his mobility in 2013. Jay Gruden coaxed top 5 fantasy numbers out of Andy Dalton, so it's not inconceivable that he could do the same with RG3. It doesn't hurt that the Redskins have plenty of weapons in the passing game (e.g. Pierre Garcon, DeSean Jackson, Andre Roberts and Jordan Reed).

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Andre Roberts resigned to WR3 role
Friday, April 11, 2014, 10:43am

ESPN - [Full Article]

When he signed with Washington, Andre Roberts envisioned a role in which he’d play inside and outside, being a second option after Pierre Garcon. Of course, that was before the Redskins signed receiver DeSean Jackson.

“Well, I envisioned one thing and then we signed DeSean Jackson,” Roberts said on ESPN 980's "Inside the Locker Room" Thursday. “So I haven’t really thought too much.”

“That’s how the league is, that’s how the league works,” Roberts said. “Going into my situation, I wanted to be the No. 2 receiver. But I still don’t how it’s going to work out. Obviously, when you look at how much money is being made each guy, you’d think that’s going to be [the] No. 1, No. 2 and No. 3.”

Fantasy Impact:

Before the Jackson signing, Roberts was looking like a nice sleeper candidate as the Redskins' WR2, but now he'll be relegated to WR3 snaps and targets. He's basically in the same situation as Arizona, though at least he's getting paid.

Redskins sign DeSean Jackson
Wednesday, April 2, 2014, 8:03am

Fox Sports - [Full Article]

The Washington Redskins made their biggest move yet of the offseason Tuesday night, agreeing to terms with three-time Pro Bowl receiver DeSean Jackson less than a week after the dynamic playmaker was released by the rival Philadelphia Eagles.

Fantasy Impact:

The Redskins saw twice a year what Jackson can do in the NFL and never let him leave town. Jackson will join Pierre Garcon and Andre Roberts to give QB Robert Griffin III a very formidable group at WR in Jay Gruden's more pass-happy offense - which will also includes TE Jordan Reed. From a fantasy perspective, until last year, Jackson was never really a consistent point-producer, but Eagles HC Chip Kelly found ways to utilize him. The argument can be made that the Skins will have more legit targets this year than the Eagles had last season, so another 82/1,300/9 season likely isn't in store for DeSean. But, DJax is a huge deep threat with great speed who is going to produce big plays at times. Perhaps more important, he will draw eyes on defense that could open things up for the rest of the Washington offense. In Kelly's offense, Jackson was a big reason why Riley Cooper emerged last year, and guys like Garcon and Reed could similarly benefit in 2014.

Andre Roberts says the Redskins will be pass-heavy
Wednesday, March 19, 2014, 10:58am

ESPN - [Full Article]

WR Andre Roberts said that QB Robert Griffin III was one of the main reasons he signed with the Redskins:

“When you have a guy that talented, that’s that motivated and willing to work, the sky’s the limit. Being a receiver, having a quarterback like that, that’s what you want, especially in a passing offense which we will be in now for the most part. When you have a quarterback that’s motivated and coming off the year he had with a chip on his shoulder, that’s what you want as a receiver.”

A passing offense? The Redskins were more run-oriented the past two years (or wanted to be; trailing so often last season altered those plans). Roberts said he based that comment on knowing Gruden’s style with Cincinnati and also after talking with former Arizona quarterback John Skelton, who spent last offseason and preseason with the Bengals.

Fantasy Impact:

We know Gruden likes to throw the ball, so Alfred Morris's stock is taking a hit. He'll still be a solid RB2 in standard formats, but since he doesn't do much in the passing game, he'll need a heavy rushing workload to reach RB1 status again.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014, 4:41pm

Pro Football Talk - [Full Article]

The Redskins have re-signed WR Santana Moss. One year deal.

Fantasy Impact:

This indicates that the Redskins are expecting Andre Roberts to play outside.

Redskins, Andre Roberts agree to terms
Tuesday, March 11, 2014, 11:55am

Washington Post - [Full Article]

The Redskins have agreed to terms with fifth-year wide receiver Andre Roberts, formerly of the Arizona Cardinals, according to a person with knowledge of the situation.

Fantasy Impact:

This looks like a good signing by the Redskins, who have struggled to find a consistent option opposite Pierre Garcon. Roberts lost playing time in 2013 to an emerging Michael Floyd, but was the #39 WR in standard (and #34 in PPR) in 2012 while playing starter's snaps. New HC Jay Gruden has a history of airing it out, so the entire Washington passing game should get a boost. Another top 40 season is possible for the 26 year-old Roberts, assuming he starts.

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Monday, November 11, 2013, 12:50pm

azcardinals.com - [Full Article]

Michael Floyd had two catches for 31 yards early against Houston and looked poised for a big game, but suffered an AC sprain of his right shoulder in the first quarter and didn’t return.

HC Bruce Arians said he expects Floyd to be ready for next week’s game against the Jaguars.

Fantasy Impact:

After not hearing a lot from Andre Roberts this year, he more than filled in as the No. 2 receiver alongside Fitzgerald. Roberts had a team-high five catches for 72 yards and the fourth-quarter score, which ended up being the difference in the victory.

Thursday, October 10, 2013, 11:09am

AZCentral.com - [Full Article]

Since Rob Housler has entered the lineup, receiver Andre Roberts’ playing time has diminished. In the first two games, he participated in an average of 73 percent of the plays. In the past three games, Roberts has averaged about 55 percent.

Roberts caught 11 passes in the first two games and only two since. The Cardinals have not compensated for the lost production.

“He’s played more outside receiver with Robbie back,” coach Bruce Arians said of Roberts, “so that’s going to probably affect his numbers and is something we’ll look at it.”

Fantasy Impact:

Roberts is droppable in 12-team formats given his recent production and playing time. He has talent, but the Cardinals' offense cannot support more than two fantasy receivers given its current state of (poor) play.

Larry Fitzgerald ACTIVE for Cardinals
Sunday, September 15, 2013, 2:44pm

Cardinals Inactives
Rob Housler TE
Ryan Lindley QB
Bobby Massie T
Alex Okafor LB
Alameda Ta'amu DT
Earl Watford OG
Ryan Williams RB

Fantasy Impact:

Larry Fitzgerald is active in a good matchup with the Lions. Reports have Fitzgerald being somewhere around 80% with a hamstring. Michael Floyd and Andre Roberts get a slight bump in the rankings as a result.

Saturday, September 14, 2013, 5:35pm

Darren Urban on Twitter - [Full Article]

Cardinal promote WR Kerry Taylor from practice squad. Larry Fitzgerald insurance.

Fantasy Impact:

It could be a sign that the Cards are worried about the status of Fitzgerald for Sunday's game. It presents a problem for owners in that the Cards play in the 4 p.m. game which likely means not knowing Fitzgerald's status until 3 p.m. Make sure you have a backup plan in case he doesn't play. Michael Floyd and Andre Roberts likely see a bump up if Fitz is held out.